I am a respiratory therapist. The use of a spacer is the best way to ensure that you are getting the meds from your inhaler. When using your inhaler and spacer make sure that you have your mouth aroind the spacer before activating the inhaler. The med is suspended in the spacer but long enough to bring the spacer to your lips once activated. Be sure you are shaking the inhaler well. The Symbicort is a maintainence drug you need to take twice a day every day. The Pro-Air is a rescue inhaler to use when having problems. It my take awhile for the Symbicort to build up so you must take it every day. The pro-air should work within minutes but only works on your airways for wheezing and is specifically for bronchoconstriction and nothing more.
I hope this helps some.
Mom to 3 Maine Coon cats and 1 husband., Mac 62 yo and a curmudgeon, Spring 5 yo Queen of the house,Bee 2yo and 20 lbs. and our newest addition Cleo 1 year old and still all kitten.
Sinus surgeries 6 total including the obliteration of my frontal sinuses through a bicoronal incision. Result... Empty Nose Syndrome and "atypical facial pain" for going on 20 years.